Grilled Cheese-Stuffed Roasted Red Peppers

Try a grilled appetizer that's easy and different. Roasted red bell peppers and tangy cheese are a perfect combo.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 12

Ingredients

3
large red bell peppers
1/8
teaspoon salt
6
slices (1/4 inch thick) fresh mozzarella cheese (about 6 oz)
2
teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place bell peppers on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium-high heat 10 to 13 minutes, turning every 3 to 4 minutes, until all sides are blistered and charred.
  • 2 Place peppers in brown paper bag; fold down top. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • 3 Carefully peel as much skin from peppers as possible. Cut in half lengthwise; remove stems, seeds and ribs. Sprinkle with salt.
  • 4 Place 1 slice of cheese in each pepper half; drizzle with oil. Return pepper halves to grill; cook about 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil. Cut each pepper half in half again.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    60
    (
    Calories from Fat
    40),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4 1/2g
    4 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    15mg
    15%;
    Sodium
    85mg
    85%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    3g
    3%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    30%;
    Vitamin C
    60%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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